26 August 2021
The 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival will run from 7 to 12 September and feature 600 new model vessels from the most prestigious French and international shipyards.
On Tuesday 7 September, the Festival will be the first major international boat show to reopen since the start of the pandemic.
For six days, under the sun of the French Riviera, yachts, the latest nautical equipment and the highest-end services will be on show.
The Yachting Festival has been the must-see event for luxury yachting for more than 40 years and brings together more than 50,000 visitors from around the world and more than 550 exhibitors every year.
The festival displays an eclectic offer with almost 600 boats, from the smallest to the largest, including sailing boats (more than 110 monohulls and multihulls), motorboats, monohulls and multihulls, new boats and large brokerage yachts of around 50 metres.
The Yachting Festival brings together all the major players in yachting that come to exhibit nearly 140 new models in world previews. Visitors can enjoy a show rich in varied content and enhanced by many new products.
For the second consecutive edition and after the successful launch of the Sailing Area in 2019, the Festival will be arranged by boat type: motor yachts will be exhibited at the Vieux Port while the sailing boats will be moored at Port Canto.
Regulars will find the Luxury Gallery, a sector dedicated to luxury and lifestyle at the Vieux Port. The Yacht Brokerage and Charter area brings together the biggest yachts and its Toys area for nautical toys on the other side of the Croisette at Port Canto.
For the first year, the Yachting Festival ticket desk will be fully digital; no tickets will be sold at the festival entrances. Visitors, professionals and journalists are invited to pre-register. They should show a valid e-ticket with a QR code, either printed out or on their smartphone.
A series of measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 will be in place during the Yachting Festival.
Access to the festival will be on condition of showing a valid Health Pass and wearing a mask within the festival (both indoors and outdoors). When possible, a two-way path will be set up in some areas of the festival.
For the 2021 edition, the Yachting Festival is pleased to welcome prestigious partners via its new Bentley Mougins dealership. Carmaker Bentley is providing the courtesy car service, furniture maker Roche Bobois the furniture for the VIP Club in the Vieux Port while the Floating Penthouse accommodates the VIP Club at Port Canto.
Pixelight will provide bespoke LED screens. These new brands join the Houses Dalloyau and Champagne Louis Roederer who have provided the menus for the VIP Clubs and gourmet restaurants at the show for several years.
Marinepool, Wajer Yachts, Azur Hélicoptère, Suzuki and Yamaha have also been loyal partners for many years and are providing their expertise and services. All these brands, often internationally renowned, enhance the luxury and yachting experience of the visitors.
A land and sea shuttle service connects the two ports and is available to all visitors and exhibitors.